Posts Tagged: ‘30-year mortgage rates’

Why are mortgages getting cheaper?

April 19, 2017 Posted by kingcade

The average rate of a 30-year fixed mortgage fell to 4.08% this week, the fourth consecutive week of declines and the lowest level this year, according to Freddie Mac.

A higher Federal Funds rate makes it more expensive for banks to borrow money, which can translate into higher borrowing rates for consumers. But recent global uncertainty and signs that the White House might not be as productive with its agenda as many thought has caused yields to recently fall. The 10-year Treasury yield is around 2.23%, down from around 2.62% nearly a month ago. Mortgage rates have moved lower as well.

Freddie Mac predicts that we will see rates increase to around 4.5% by the end of the year.  Potential home buyers should welcome the drop in rates with open arms as the busy buying season heats up.

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Choosing the right attorney can make the difference between whether or not you can keep your home. A well-qualified Miami foreclosure defense attorney will not only help you keep your home, but they will be able to negotiate a loan that has payments you can afford. Miami foreclosure defense attorney Timothy Kingcade has helped many facing foreclosure alleviate their stress by letting them stay in their homes for at least another year, allowing them to re-organize their lives. If you have any questions on the topic of foreclosure please feel free to contact me at (305) 285-9100. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.

 

New Home Sales Surge to Seven-Month High in February

March 30, 2017 Posted by kingcade

Last month, new single-family home sales jumped to a seven-month high. The hike suggests the housing market recovery is stable despite the challenges of high prices, increased mortgage rates and tight inventories. According to the Commerce Department, new home sales increased 6.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 units last month, the highest level since July of last year.

New home sales were up 12.8 percent when compared to February of last year. Economists believe the hike in sales is partially due to the unseasonably warm weather across most of the country. In the Northeast region, new single-family homes dropped 21.4 percent. However, in the Midwest, sales were up 30.8 percent and in the South sales were up 3.6 percent.

Fortunately, high mortgage rates have not had a negative impact on home sales this year, largely due to a tightening labor market that is improving employment opportunities for young adults. The market is also benefitting from a shortage of properties for sale in most areas.

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Choosing the right attorney can make the difference between whether or not you can keep your home. A well-qualified Miami foreclosure defense attorney will not only help you keep your home, but they will be able to negotiate a loan that has payments you can afford. Miami foreclosure defense attorney Timothy Kingcade has helped many facing foreclosure alleviate their stress by letting them stay in their homes for at least another year, allowing them to re-organize their lives. If you have any questions on the topic of foreclosure please feel free to contact me at (305) 285-9100. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.

30-Year Mortgage Interest Rates Rise to 3.67 Percent

April 21, 2015 Posted by kingcade

After months of historically low interest rates, Freddie Mac released that the average 30-year mortgage rates rose slightly last week to 3.67 percent, up from 3.66 percent. The average 15-year mortgage rate rose from 2.93 percent to 2.94 percent. This time last year, the average 30-year mortgage rate was 4.27 percent and the 15-year rate was 3.33 percent.

The record low rate was in November and December of 2012, when the average 30-year rate reached 3.35 percent and the 15-year rate dropped to 2.66 percent. Rates remained low through the first quarter even though the Federal Reserve ended its monthly bond purchases last October, designed to maintain long-term rates. The Federal Reserve recently released that short-term rates will not rise any time soon after more than six years at zero.

Recent hiring gains have failed to create a stronger housing market. Home construction is down 2.5 percent from March 2014, according to the Commerce Department. Although the economy has experienced steady job growth, low mortgage rates and cheaper gas, the real estate market has yet to experience a significant boost.

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Choosing the right attorney can make the difference between whether or not you can keep your home. A well-qualified Miami foreclosure defense attorney will not only help you keep your home, but they will be able to negotiate a loan that has payments you can afford. Miami foreclosure defense attorney Timothy Kingcade has helped many facing foreclosure alleviate their stress by letting them stay in their homes for at least another year, allowing them to re-organize their lives. If you have any questions on the topic of foreclosure please feel free to contact me at (305) 285-9100. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.